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 Post subject: Look What I Found!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:53 pm 
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If you like this idea, let's make a forum for new finds.
My fav part of TC is looking at what people have found.
It can be anything cool.
That way there is only one place to go for new stuff, without cluttering the place with everyone's cool stuff.
Do you like this idea?

I'll go first.

I found this silly man today at a flea market.
The poor bastard has a black eye, a bandaged head, a sling, a cast on his foot and he is using a cane to get around.
I find him most amusing.
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Damn! I still need to get a camera battery!

Thrifting last week before work, I found some Disney World Polynesian Village glasses. Frosted, 2-face, generic Tiki-head big-mouth glasses. They have this same mold at the Bistro. They'll look good with Mai Tais in'm!

I also picked up what I believe to be a field hockey stick. I plan on removing the tape and grip and coverting it into a Fiji Club.

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Great score Hi Fi. I haven't been out much lately, but I've got a backlog of barware and lps itching to be flickred.

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holy crap, that's fantastic!

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Thanks.
Keep adding to the pile.
Bring out yer dead...I mean cool stuff.


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My shriner with a shiner is famous.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:18 am 
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Hi Fi Hijinx wrote:
My shriner with a shiner is famous.
http://www.bachelorpadmagazineonline.com/index.html


Seriously, how could I not use something that cool? ;)


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Hi Fi Hijinx wrote:
Keep adding to the pile.
Bring out yer dead...I mean cool stuff.

I found this here cool item on Wednesday at an antique mall on my way home from work. The tag said "Rattan Tea Cart," but it looks like a fine tiki bar cart to me. Especially with the ringed bottle holders at the bottom. It's very solid and in great shape. They wanted $24 for it, but I got 'em down to $21. :D

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It holds a bottle of rum perfectly!
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Nice find Hep! That is *way* cool.

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Worth every penny! The perfect Mai Tai on wheels :D

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Very cool Hep.
Nice find.

I keep forgetting to relay something that I found but did not buy.
At the same place I found the shriner I found a box with a vintage hula skirt.
Sort of a vintage version of the coconut bra type thing you might find at the party store.
But, the bra was a tapa halter top.
It came with a booklet on how to do the hula.
But, the real prize was a book issued by the war department during WW2.
It was a soldier's guide to New Guinea!
It was way cool and very politically and culturally incorrect.
It was also just plan incorrect.
The images of the natives was 'art work' of native African people.
The art work also looked fairly racist.
Think along the lines of Zulu Lulu.
Those native girl swizzle sticks with the boobies on them.
The entire contents of the box was $23.
I tried to buy the New Guinea book by itself.
But, the lady said that she wouldn't split it up.
She claimed that the vintage hula skirt was authentic.
I didn't have the heart, or energy, to tell her different.


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Gorgeous find!

Hep wrote:
Hi Fi Hijinx wrote:
Keep adding to the pile.
Bring out yer dead...I mean cool stuff.

I found this here cool item on Wednesday at an antique mall on my way home from work. The tag said "Rattan Tea Cart," but it looks like a fine tiki bar cart to me. Especially with the ringed bottle holders at the bottom. It's very solid and in great shape. They wanted $24 for it, but I got 'em down to $21. :D

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It holds a bottle of rum perfectly!
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While back home in Connecticut last week, I spied what appeared to be black velvet peeking out from behind a chest of drawers in my mom's sewing room. On closer inspection, I discovered this beautiful black velvet painting hidden back there. Immediately, I remembered that it used to hang in our living room in the mid-'60s when we lived on Guam. It's 2-feet high by 3-feet wide, and dated 1966. My dad got it from a friend who used to travel back home to the Philippines on a regular basis. Mom said he paid $5 or $6 for it. She also said that there were three smaller tropical velvet paintings rolled up on a shelf in the basement. Needless to say, all of them came back to Ohio with me. They will have a fine new home in my basement tiki bar! :D

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That is a great painting, and very cool that it has a history associated with it.

I love that green monotone (it remnds me of the old school Apple IIe computer monitors).


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Hep! That pic is super cool! What a find!


It's like... if Thomas Kincaide were cool and made cool art.


I want one. Never have found a decent velvet.


Though I do have a few killer wall art scores. Perhaps I'll post them.






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That's a great one, Hep!
That's the coolest one I've seen.


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KukuAhu wrote:

It's like... if Thomas Kincaide were cool and made cool art.


Ahu


Thomas Kincaide used to be cool. He was a young artist on a movie called "Fire and Ice" which was based loosely on the art of Frank Frazetta. The movies pretty cool but theres also a great documentary on the making of and the man himself.

Rent it if you dare.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:02 am 
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Hep wrote:
While back home in Connecticut last week, I spied what appeared to be black velvet peeking out from behind a chest of drawers in my mom's sewing room. On closer inspection, I discovered this beautiful black velvet painting hidden back there. Immediately, I remembered that it used to hang in our living room in the mid-'60s when we lived on Guam. It's 2-feet high by 3-feet wide, and dated 1966. My dad got it from a friend who used to travel back home to the Philippines on a regular basis. Mom said he paid $5 or $6 for it. She also said that there were three smaller tropical velvet paintings rolled up on a shelf in the basement. Needless to say, all of them came back to Ohio with me. They will have a fine new home in my basement tiki bar! :D

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Nice score Hep!!!!!!!!!!!! :thumbsup:

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On closer inspection, I discovered this beautiful black velvet painting hidden back there. Immediately, I remembered that it used to hang in our living room in the mid-'60s when we lived on Guam. It's 2-feet high by 3-feet wide, and dated 1966.


That's a cool one. It reminds me a lot of one I have, but mine's got more colors in it. I'll have to snag a photo.

Here it is (pardon the flash; it's late)...

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Mine is also 2' x 3'. Does yours have a signature, Hep?


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Mine is also 2' x 3'. Does yours have a signature, Hep?

Very cool, Kitschy! Mine does have a signature. It is dated 1966. We'll have to compare 'em at some point.

The three smaller ones are full-colored. The 2' x 3' green one is mounted, so it was easiest to photograph.


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At the risk of this thread becoming "Look What Hep Found," I humbly submit my latest find -- a three-panel bamboo screen. I got it this morning for $45 at the Flea 'n' Tique show at Montgomery County Fairgrounds. The vendor bought it at the estate sale of an 86-year-old woman. One of the panels is held on with wire and string, so that will take some repair. Otherwise, it's in beautiful shape. :D

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My husband (AKA CaptainQuad) and I attended the WFMU Record Fair this past weekend in NYC and there were scores galore! This is him with our bounty:

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It was a good day. :D

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Hep, that's a beautiful screen!

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Nice finds all around.

Hep any chance scoring a hi-res version of that?
It would make a killer Windows background. :D

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I recently thrifted some good album covers. I'm a little behind on the pictures though.
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I keep all the album covers in a set, here:
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I also scored this jacket on the same trip.
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$3.50 and found on the day of a party to boot!

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